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We would all be hard-pressed to think of a food item that has undergone as rapid a change in reputation as coconut oil. Once villainized for its high-saturated fat content, researchers began to notice that because of the coconut’s molecular structure, it’s much harder for our bodies to store as fat.
While most saturated fats, such as those found in animal products, are long-chain fatty acids, coconut oil has a remarkably high amount of medium-chain fatty acids, writes Medical News Today, and THAT is what makes it difficult for the body to convert it to stored fat. The Coconut Oil medium-chain, called Lauric Acid, gives a boost to the “good” cholesterol, according to “Health at Harvard”, which probably accounts for the way it aids cardiovascular health. The coconut oil’s Lauric Acid also contain antioxidants, has antibacterial and antifungal properties, and boasts an impressive roster of vitamins and minerals.